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Added 31 August, 2021

IKEA has announced the launch of STROMMA in Sweden, an electricity subscription service that will enable customers to buy affordable, certified electricity from solar and wind, and use an app to track their own electricity usage. IKEA already offers solar panels to customers in 11 markets, with plans to expand the offering to all Ingka Group...

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Added 30 August, 2021

Aiming to halt harm to livestock animals and to the planet, pet food brand Because Animals will soon be launching a lab-grown alternative: Harmless Hunt Mouse Cookies for Cats. The snacks are made with meat grown from mouse cells, which are collected from mice in a procedure that Because Animals compares to an ear piercing. Those mice then '...

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Added 29 August, 2021

Diners in Singapore restaurant Kebaya got a first glimpse—and taste—of the world’s first cell-cultured crab meat created by Chef José Luis Del Amo of TheTasteLab. Two crab dishes, Crab Cakes and Chilli Crab, were cultured from lab-grown cells. While beef and lamb are the most carbon-intensive meats, crustaceans like crab, lobster and shrimp...

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Added 23 August, 2021

In an almost cruel twist of irony, Amazon is allegedly planning on opening large physical stores akin to department stores in the near future. These brick-and-mortar locations will allow customers to purchase clothes, electronics, kitchen appliances, and more. The ecommerce and web hosting giant is slated to first open their department stores...

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Added 22 July, 2021

The past few years has seen AI technology used to create paintings and other art, as well as AI-generated music and video, in the form of Deep Fakes. We have seen computer-generated fashion models like Shudu as well as CGI influencers in a variety of fields. Next up? A singing show called Alter Ego with an all-digital cast set to debut on...

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Added 12 July, 2021

Nuro, one of the biggest names in driverless delivery vehicles, just landed its biggest fish yet, entering an agreement with logistics giant FedEx, which has committed to using the startup’s autonomous delivery vehicles in the long-term and at a “large scale.” Since starting grocery delivery trials in Arizona with supermarket retailer Kroger...

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Added 11 July, 2021

The world’s first autonomous hydrogen vehicle, created by the Estonian enterprise Auve Tech in cooperation with University of Tartu researchers, was presented to the public for the first time in Tartu, Estonia. The first passenger on the hydrogen vehicle was the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid. The hydrogen shuttle, which is authorized...

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Added 9 July, 2021

As tourism rebounds, the issues about visitor management continue to be front and center. The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority announced it is using geolocation data via a contract with location data company to track the recreational areas visitors and residents have been flocking to. Jennifer Chun, the director of HTA Tourism Research, said "One of...

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Added 8 July, 2021

The hospitality industry is warming up to cryptocurrencies with its first luxury franchise offering crypto transactions to make bookings. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has adopted crypto, elevating the experience of modern luxury. The franchise has partnered with UK-based CoinDirect to provide a hassle-free, convenient, and secure portal...

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Added 5 July, 2021

San Francisco-based aquaculture startup Wildtype plans to serve slaughter-free, sushi-grade salmon at the world's first lab-grown sushi bar. The start-up company will use a small number of fish cells to develop nearly 200,000 pounds of lab-grown fish per year. By duplicating the fish cells, researchers at Wildtype discovered a way to produce...